Devin Foyle is getting his first taste of action in Double-A this year. Thus far, the Oakland A’s outfielder has not been intimidated.
A 17th round selection in the 2018 MLB Draft, Foyle has quickly risen through the A’s system. Despite a somewhat mediocre showing at A-ball in 2019, he advanced past High-A this year, impressing the team with his showing during the minor league portion of spring training.
That faith has been rewarded with his production. He has put together an impressive .339/.409/.644 batting line in his 66 plate appearances, hitting four homers and three triples while stealing two bases. His 1.053 OPS trails only Skye Bolt amongst minor league players as he has taken a major step forward this year.
Foyle was not highly thought of entering 2021, considered to be “just another guy” in the Oakland A’s system. However, the switch hitting outfielder may be more than just a fourth or fifth outfielder at the major league level. His performance thus far in 2021 leads to the hope that he can not just crack a major league roster, but potentially be a solid contributor as well.
Devin Foyle has been one of the biggest surprises in the Oakland A’s system this year. If this continues, he may be building a future with the organization.